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Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine treats the whole person by combining traditional medical treatments with holistic remedies such as nutrition, fitness, Chinese medicine, aromatherapy, yoga and meditation.  By taking into consideration the mind, body and spirit, patient care is tailored to the individual, not just the symptoms of disease. The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center promotes integrative medicine through research , education, and advocacy efforts

Integrative Medicine Research

This page summarizes research on integrative medicine compiled by Dr. Lawrence Rosen, an expert in pediatric integrative medicine and medical advisor to The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®.
11 Integrative Medicine Breakthroughs of 2011

It's been a year of big breakthroughs in integrative medicine, the approach that combines Western or allopathic medicine with complementary practices. So much so that Prevention magazine recently declared us to be in the midst of a "health care revolution" as ever more doctors work elements like yoga, acupuncture and mindfulness into more, quote, traditional care.
So we rounded up 11 of the moments we think stood out most in 2011 -- moments that thrust the spotlight on the potential benefits of adopting a more integrative approach when it comes to your health.
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What is a Green Pediatrician?
By Lawrence D. Rosen, Medical Advisor
The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center ®

In her New York Times bestselling book, Growing Up Green, Baby and Child Care, Deirdre Imus writes about "Green Pediatricians."  The term "green" is generally meant as an environmentally-conscious label. Green products are considered safe for the environment and healthier for people who use them. Are green doctors the same? I think so.

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Integrative Medicine Resources

This page summarizes resources on the topic of complementary alternative medicine on our site and beyond. 
Diet and Cancer-You Are What You Eat

Food has a very powerful effect in your body. Diet and nutrition alter your internal terrain and influences genes1-3. The nutrition in foods affects cancer both directly and indirectly. Some foods kill cancer cells and others promote cancer cell growth. Learning differences between what to eat and what not to eat is essential. Read more...

Pediatric Integrative Oncology
“To identify, control and ultimately prevent toxic exposures in the environment that threaten our children's health.”

This is the stated mission of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®.  And while the activities of the Center have grown to address these and many other health problems, the founding purpose – and the very name of the Center – specifically targets pediatric cancer.
Homeopathy, Sweet Homeopathy
By Pierre Fontaine, RSHom CCH
Twenty years ago I was studying nutrition, diet and supplementation. I was taking a lot of supplements thinking this was the best I could do to stay healthy. At the time, I had more supplements in the apartment than you could find at the Vitamin Shoppe. Back then, few people were taking even Vitamin C, never mind single amino acid and trace minerals or enzymes. I was also taking shark cartilage pills every day because “sharks don’t get cancer!”